Maternal depression may influence fetal brain development

Depression is a serious mental illness that has many negative consequences for sufferers. But depression among pregnant women may also have an impact on their developing babies.Children of depressed parents are at an increased risk of developing depression themselves, a combination of both genetic and environmental factors. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Researchers explore how mothers’ blood sugar levels influence child fat

Researchers from Manchester have begun a new study to determine whether blood sugar levels during pregnancy, lower than the level used to diagnose gestational diabetes, influences later levels of body fat in children and development of diabetes in mothers after giving birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Friends who influence friends to have a baby

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Surrounded by some of my best mommy friends at a delightful candlelit dinner on the beach…one of our more elaborate “moms night outs,” I surveyed the group, “So who’s in? Who wants to get pregnant with me?” Most of them laughed at me, “no way! We’re done!” Others… […]